Dental implants offer a natural-looking and feeling replacement for missing teeth. At Care Dental in Everett, Washington, dedicated dentists James S Lee, DDS, Sung-A Elizabeth Ro-Lee, DMD, and their expert team offer dental implants to repair your smile, stimulate jawbone health, and provide you with functional teeth. Call the office or request an appointment online to learn more about dental implants today.
Dental implants consist of a metal post surgically implanted into your jawbone. This post is covered with a prosthetic tooth – or a crown – that looks and feels just like your natural teeth.
The implant replaces your missing tooth root. Implants are appropriate for people who have lost a tooth (or teeth) due to decay, gum disease, or trauma.
If you have healthy gums and adequate bone density, dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. Unlike dentures, implants don’t slip and slide, and you don’t have to avoid chewy or crunchy foods. They mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth.
The benefits of implants include:
Replacing missing teeth with implants keeps the integrity of your smile. Surrounding teeth don’t slide into the space left by your lost tooth, preserving your facial structure.
Dental implants replace one or more teeth. In some cases, implants act as an anchor for a row of dentures.
The team at Care Dental recommends dental implants for people who have one or more missing teeth, have healthy gums, or desire a permanent solution to missing teeth.
If you want to replace dentures or a bridge, an implant may be the solution. You do need to be a mature adult to get implants as your jaw must be finished growing.
Getting a dental implant requires multiple visits. The process from start to finish takes a few months.
At your first visit, your dentist surgically implants the post into your jawbone through a small incision in your gum. The implant fuses to your bone over several months, and you then return to the office for placement of the abutment and a temporary crown.
At this time, your dentist takes impressions or images of your teeth and sends them to a lab to design your permanent crown that matches the exact color and shape of your teeth perfectly. Once your crown arrives, you return to the office to have it cemented over the abutment. Your dentist aligns the fit, and you’re ready to enjoy your new smile.
To learn more about dental implants, call Care Dental or request an appointment online today.